Steadfast On Campus — A Common Order

I couldn’t help but follow the discussion on BJS concerning the topic of worship wars titled “Every Sunday Pro-Choice Sunday?” (Who cares that it’s March Madness!—I’m becoming a BJS addict and I admit it.) This topic captivated me because of … Continue reading

Steadfast in Worship — Three Words about Worship in the Lutheran Confessions

 I would like to spend a little time with three words mentioned by Pastor Martin Noland in his response (comment #32) to my previous post.  Thank you (and everyone) for your comments! In the Missouri Synod’s latest Rite of Ordination … Continue reading

Witness, Mercy, Life Together — District Convention Representation

Found on Witness, Mercy, Life Together blog:   With three district conventions down and 32 to go, delegate representation is a subject of considerable interest and conversation in the Synod. This blog provides an opportunity to address five frequently asked questions. Q: How has … Continue reading

Seminex and the Sovereignty of Scripture

Forty years ago, in September 1972, the “sleeping giant” of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod “blew its volcanic top.”  “Tremors, rumblings, and vents of hot air” had warned of things to come for thirty years, but the vast majority of “sleepy … Continue reading

Every Sunday Pro-Choice Sunday?

            Rev. Paul McCain has a very good posting on the topic of “worship wars”:   The High Church Danger to the Lutheran Church-A Fraternal Warning   with a germane quote from Hermann Sasse and on the … Continue reading

Bowing, Genuflecting, A Little Green Hill Far Away and Other Liturgical Miscellany, by Pr. Rossow

I categorize the following as the semi-rational musings of a once pietist (childhood), once contemporary worship practitioner (first call) current devotee of traditional, Scriptural and Lutheran worship (last twenty years). I would advise against reading any further unless you have … Continue reading